By George Eaton - 25 April 14:08
After expelling a former BNP activist, the UKIP leader says the party lacks the resources to properly vet all of its local election candidates.
By Rafael Behr - 25 April 12:14
A bunch of new appointments and a more aggressive tone indicate that the Tories' campaign for re-election has already started.
By George Eaton - 25 April 10:17
The return of the economy to growth, however anaemic, allows the Chancellor to maintain the narrative that the UK is "healing".
By George Eaton - 25 April 9:12
Labour peer says the Unite head is "the man who reminds us of where we came from and what we left behind" after McCluskey's attack on him in the NS.
By George Eaton - 24 April 20:20
The Labour leader moves swiftly to condemn the Unite general secretary over his comments to the New Statesman.
By Chuka Umunna - 24 April 15:58
To succeed in age of globalisation, British manufacturers need a government that rejects laissez faire Thatcherism.
By George Eaton - 24 April 15:09
Unite general secretary says Miliband will be "defeated" and "cast into the dustbin of history" if he gets "seduced" by "the Jim Murphys and the Douglas Alexanders".
By George Eaton - 24 April 13:14
Miliband accuses the PM of a "disgraceful slur" after he says the Mid-Staffs report was a "reminder of Labour's record on the NHS".
By Kevin Meagher - 24 April 10:29
The targeting of Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister helps to reinforce his modernising credentials.
By George Eaton - 24 April 8:39
The number of people who received emergency food aid rose to 346,992 in 2012-13, up from 128,697 the previous year.
By George Eaton - 23 April 14:04
A Labour government would not consider "cutting the health service", says Miliband in his biggest post-2015 commitment.
By Graeme Cooke - 23 April 11:57
A welfare system that provides greater support to people when they need it most offers an alternative to the divisive pose bring struck by the coalition.
By George Eaton - 23 April 10:45
Strip out all special factors and total borrowing was £400m higher in 2012-13 than in the previous year.
By George Eaton - 23 April 9:18
The Chancellor is on strong ground when he highlights Scotland's difficult currency options but his toxic reputation could damage the unionist cause.
By Russell Fraser - 22 April 17:42
Barrister Russell Fraser explains the reality of cuts to legal aid.
By Rafael Behr - 22 April 16:45
The party's plan to integrate health and social care makes sense fiscally and clinically but the politics could be more difficult to navigate.
By George Eaton - 22 April 16:13
The Respect MP has threatened "to tell the whole truth" after Labour figures dismissed claims he could rejoin the party.
By Sunder Katwala - 22 April 14:19
A bigger barrier today than the remaining levels of prejudice of the electorate is an exaggeration of the prejudice of the electorate by the media and political classes.
By George Eaton - 22 April 13:35
A higher deficit and a triple-dip recession could make this week even worse for the Chancellor than the last one.
By Jon Stone - 22 April 10:55
A salary insurance scheme would disincentive work, penalise low earners and likely prove unpopular.
By George Eaton - 22 April 8:52
A new survey shows that just one per cent of Romanians and four per cent of Bulgarians have begun to look for work in the UK and most will only migrate with a firm offer.
By Nash Riggins - 19 April 16:40
After a 70,000 increase in unemployment and criticism of austerity by the IMF, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury insists the coalition is not on "the wrong path".
By Richard Morris - 19 April 15:52
After repeated assaults on civil liberties by the coalition, the party's grass roots are angry, worried and very distrustful.
By George Eaton - 19 April 15:19
Why support a regional benefit cap but not regional benefit levels? And what level would the cap be set at it in London?
By Kevin Meagher - 19 April 11:43
The revelation from Peter Mandelson that Thatcher told him the Irish are "all liars" is of a piece with her attitude to Northern Ireland and Irish affairs.
By George Eaton - 19 April 9:24
A source tells the NS that the party has not decided whether to match Osborne's post-2015 spending limits and says it would be "irresponsible" to do otherwise.
By Jamie Bartlett - 18 April 17:42
On almost every measure, the number of social media supporters is now significantly greater than the number of formal party members.
By Matthew Spencer - 18 April 16:04
By sabotaging reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Conservative MEPs have shown that they can't be relied upon to champion British interests in Europe.
By George Eaton - 18 April 14:12
The Labour leader's chief strategist Stewart Wood on the inspiration he takes from Thatcher and the five principles behind "one nation".